While it’s true that there are many great reasons to have qualified IT professionals distributed across the university, it’s also true that all these professionals working together on common IT solutions can yield a better overall IT experience for Ohio State students, faculty and staff. Over the past 18 months, the IT Partnership Council, a group of IT leaders from units across the university, has articulated a common vision and direction for IT that is summarized in the University IT Strategy. Th
Author: Beth Varcho
The information security landscape is ever changing, but you can keep up with regular trips to cybersecurity.osu.edu, a new, one-stop shop for the Ohio State community. You’ll find the same information security data that you’ve always counted on OCIO to provide, as well as the most up-to-date information about security. It’s all in a new, updated interface that’s easy to search and use.
Some questions you can find answers to on the site include:
Beginning Monday, September 12, Enterprise Security will be implementing BuckeyePass to protect your personal information in the Employee Self Service (ESS) system within Human Resources. BuckeyePass is a multi-factor authentication service that provides a second layer of protection for university. You may already be using multi-factor authentication to log in to your bank account, email or social media accounts.
It’s easy to forget your password if you’ve been away from Ohio State for a few months. Now there’s a new, easier way to reset your password by receiving using the SMS text message service on your phone (SMS is “Short Message Service”).
Rockhurst University in Kansas City was targeted with a phishing scam that resulted in the theft of W-2 information from nearly 1,200 university employees. Ohio State was targeted by a similar scheme, but the administrator involved recognized that the email was a phishing message and promptly reported it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The data warehouse modernization aims to make problems -- like incomplete data sets, conflicting information, unavailable or inaccessible data – at thing of the past. The multi-year effort targets improvements to metrics, mashing up of information and data mining.
In a world where all things are going mobile, increasing access is an obvious win for Ohio State. We have some exciting plans to get there.
This article contains the Workday press release shared by Ohio State Media Relations.
In a major step to enhance operational excellence, The Ohio State University will be moving to a cloud-based financial management system. Ohio State has selected Workday as its new financial management system used to track and report how the university manages its $5.6 billion annual budget.
With cybercriminals targeting higher ed more than ever before, we're planning to up our game this year with multifactor authentication. We reached our first milestone in this project in December, when we signed a three-year contract with Duo.
Central Ohio is adding an area code – 380 – requiring a switch to 10-digit dialing. Callers will need to dial the area code (three digits) followed by the phone number (seven digits) for all local calls. Central Ohio added an area code to increase the number of available phone numbers; with an additional area code identical 7-digit phone numbers with different area codes can be issued in the same geographical area. 10-digit dialing can be used immediately, but it becomes mandatory across central Ohio for all local calls on Jan 30. There is no change to dialing numbers only require 5 digits on campus – if you currently use 5 digits to dial a number on campus, such as 8-4357 (8-HELP), you will continue to use five digits to dial these numbers